Life In Stills

Isabel Bader Theatre ⁠ accessible_forward

Directed by Tamar Tal
58 Min | Israel | North American Premiere

Ben and his grandmother Miriam, late photographer Rudi Weissenstein’s 96-year-old widow, decide to join forces when the municipality announces plans to demolish Pri-Or, Weissenstein’s landmark photo studio, to make way for a new six-floor residential development in Tel Aviv. For decades, Rudi Weissenstein documented Israel’s most decisive moments through his photographs. And for 40 years, Pri-Or has been home to more than one million of his negatives, including the iconic Declaration of Independence by David Gurion from May 1948. This documentary explores the relationship between a stern and uncompromising yet funny and vulnerable woman and her grandson as two generations collide in loving and entertaining ways while they take on politicians at city hall to save their family legacy.
—Juan Baquero

Presented in partnership with Hot Docs.

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Sat, Apr 28, 9:30pm
Isabel Bader Theatre

Mon Apr 30, 4:15pm
Cumberland 3

Sat May 5, 1:15pm
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